“Role players back on black magic” – Jimmy Butler-less Miami Heat destroy Bulls to matchup against Celtics in playoffs; fans in shock

Jimmy Butler injured his MCL and is likely out for 4 weeks.


“Role players back on black magic” – Jimmy Butler-less Miami Heat destroy Bulls to matchup against Celtics in playoffs; fans in shock

Miami Heat dominate Chicago Bulls without Jimmy Butler in play in game

Jimmy Butler is one of the most clutch playoff basketball players in the NBA. With him out injured, the Miami Heat’s chances of advancing past the play-in game against the Chicago Bulls was already a doubtful scenario.

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But much to everyone’s surprise, the rest of the squad stepped up and delivered a dominating team performance. This win confirmed their entry into the 1st round of the playoffs.

Heat Culture, as they chose to christen their mentality, was the driving force in tonight’s performance. Without Jimmy Butler to lead them, the entire squad took the onus onto themselves and produced a team effort that the Bulls could not match. Both the offense and defense were top-notch as they played flat-out from the first whistle.

The entire team outrebounded the Chicago Bulls, ensuring that they could get their hands on second-chance points. Those second-chance points were crucial for them to maintain the lead and stifle any rally the Bulls looked to build upon. Tyler Herro ended up leading his team despite not having three starters.

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It goes to show how well the Miami Heat are drilled to take on challenges at the most difficult time. This is also the reason they have been a consistent threat when the playoffs come around.

Fans in shock as Miami Heat dominate without 3 starters

Basketball followers were in shock as they are accustomed to seeing Jimmy Butler lead the charge in the playoffs. But this time, the team did not want to make the absence of Butler and fellow starters Terry Rozier and Josh Richardson as an excuse. They wanted to make the league take notice that the Heat Culture is embedded in the entire team.

Fans could not hold themselves back when praising the Heat squad for this memorable win on social media. Check out some of those comments below:

Up next, they face the daunting task of taking on league leaders, the Boston Celtics. With Jimmy Butler’s return quite a way off, this group will have to take the fight head on.

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